Construction Worker Killed in Tyler Accident
A construction worker was fatally injured Thursday afternoon after falling from the third floor window of a building in Tyler, Texas.
About the Tyler Construction Accident
The accident occurred at a building site in the 300 block of West Heritage – the incident happened shortly after 12:20 pm.
Authorities are still investigating the accident.
Construction Accident Statistics
Following information provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
- 4,405 workers were killed on the job in 2013.This translates to 85 deaths a week or more than 12 deaths every day.
- Of those, 3,929 occurred in the private industry, and 796 were attributed to construction accidents.
- The leading causes of death at construction sites were:
- Struck by object
- These “fatal four” kill 468 workers in America every year.